Binocular Vision: New & Selected Stories - “Inbound” Summary & Analysis

Edith Pearlman
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Summary

In the story "Inbound," highly intelligent Sophie became separated from her parents and younger sister Lily during a trip to Harvard Square. Sophie realized that she would never have a life apart from her younger sister who had Down’s Syndrome. Sophie had a vision that showed her that while Lily would always be different, Sophie would always be different, too. It was at this point that Sophie becomes aware that she and her sister would be like the inbound and outbound subways, always coextensive. Coextensive was a word that her father had just taught her. When Sophie was rejoined with her parents, two-year-old Lily waved at Sophie and said her name for the first time.

Analysis

The theme of relationships as well as the theme of children are dealt with in this story. Having a child with disabilities affects not only the parents...

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